What were your least favourite TBT films in 2018?
You may have noticed that I didn’t post a Sunday Rundown yesterday. That was mostly because, after a bad night’s sleep, I fell asleep before writing it. But it was also a tactical choice. After all, it’s New Years Eve so it’s time I started doing my rundown of the year. And what a year it’s been. I’ve already posted my Top 10 Books, Top 10 Films, and Top 10 TBT Films lists. But, let’s not forget that 2018 wasn’t a completely positive year. The political situation of the UK is pretty shitty moving into the new year so it seems only fair I add my least favourite TBT films to the pile. It really seems that for every great 1988 movie there is at least 5 terrible ones. I really had my eyes opened this year about what people were willing to watch 30 years ago.
10. Return of the Living Dead Part II
Bit disappointed with this one considering Return of the Living Dead was so funny. The second one wasn’t exactly terrible but it was just a carbon copy of the first. A faint copy at that. My review can be found here.
9. My Stepmother is an Alien
Even my deep-seated love of Dan Aykroyd wasn’t enough to get me to really like this film. It’s just bad. Okay, it’s not the worst but this had so much potential to be funny. Instead, it’s just boring and obvious. Check out my review here for my reasons why.
As my Throwback Thirty series went on the quality of the films definitely decreased. This was a particularly low point. Mainly because it was so obvious what would happen. There was no effort in making this film at all. My review is here if you actually want to find out more about it.
Until this year, I was under the impression that I had seen Cocktail before. After watching it now, it became clear that I hadn’t. Mostly because I would have remembered seeing something quite so shit. Even for a Tom Cruise movie this is bad. Check out my review here.
5. Hell Comes to Frogtown
This may win the prize for best film title of 2018 but, unfortunately, nothing else could live up. This was like someone trying to mix together Mad Max, Escape From New York, and The Wind in the Willows. An experiment that was, let’s face it, always doomed to fail. My review is here.
I genuinely thought this film would win the title of worst film ever but, apparently, it wasn’t that bad. I had heard things about this film but seeing it is a completely differing thing. It’s amazing and not in a so bad it’s funny kind of way. I’m not even sure why I didn’t give this a lower score. I should reread my review, which is, handily, found here.
People like Big. It’s weird because it’s one of the creepiest films in the world. A fully grown woman has sex with a young boy. And she’s completely okay about it at the end of the film. How is anyone okay with that? It’s fucking insane. I hate this film. I hate that Tom Hanks makes it seem like a good film. I hate that I always forget how creepy it is. I hated writing my review, which is here.
This film certainly isn’t as creepy as Big but it features lower on the list. “Why?” you might be asking. Because no matter how creepy Big is, it kept me awake for the run-time. Something that Gotham failed to do. I probably mentioned it here in my review.
2. Short Circuit 2
Short Circuit was hardly a good film. It was an okay film about a stupid robot. Certainly not good enough to require a sequel. Especially one with such racist characterisation. This film was uncomfortable and not at all funny. I regret ever having watched it. As you’ll read in my review here.
1.Mac and Me
This has to be the worst film ever. Worst. Film. Ever. I can’t even believe that this was ever made. It’s even worse than I was expecting. Such a waste of my time and a waste of a review. A review which you can click here to find.
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